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Economic Pulse: Week of 5/31/24

Retail Sales adjusting down from inflationary levels

After the COVID shutdowns, retail sales exploded upwards, rising by more than 18% in 2021, followed by another historically high increase of 9% in 2022. During these two years, retail sales increased by more than $150 billion. The equivalent of 8 years of increases before COVID.

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(Original air-date: 5/31/24)

Dr. Kamran Afshar has a Ph.D. in Economics and has taught at graduate and under graduate levels between 1978-88. He has vast experience in economic impact studies, feasibility studies, customer satisfaction surveys, and scientific competitive analysis.
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